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75 Years After Hiroshima/Nagasaki -- Rolling Back the Nuclear Arsenal

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75 Years After Hiroshima/Nagasaki -- Rolling Back the Nuclear Arsenal

This one-hour program features a powerful eyewitness account by a Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing.  Ms. Thurlow provides her memories of the day the atomic bomb dropped, post-war Japan, how she became an activist, and her work with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jul'20

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Strata: Portraits of Humanity is a monthly half-hour newsmagazine-style show. Each episode of the human story is a portrait building on the many layers of the human experience. This is a record we are just beginning to uncover. From that perspective, Strata delivers in-depth coverage of a wide variety of archaeological and cultural heritage topics all around the world.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jun'20

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(1) Chloe Duckworth interviews Dr. Emma Cunliffe, who works for Blue Shield International to help protect cultural heritage in times of war and to assist the superheroes around the world who work on the ground to protect their heritage. (2) Some places are so soulful that they can be not just seen, but felt within. This documentary describes such a place, called “Palsambe Monoliths” in India. Each monolith is carved from a single stone. The temples date back to the 6th and 7th centuries AD.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Yolo County Community Diary. Submissions 1-4

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Davis Media Access (DMA) invites you to help document the history we’re making during the COVID-19 pandemic by participating in a collaborative, virtual storytelling project here in Yolo County. The project launches April 2 and will remain open until further notice.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'20

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(1) In his workshop, master sculptor Artak Hambardzumyan of Yerevan, Armenia, continues an ancient tradition and demonstrates his rare stone-cutting skills by making eight khachkars, or Armenian cross-stones, for clients in Ukraine. (2) In this ArchaeoDuck interview, Chloe chats with Dr. David Connolly, the founder of the British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) website, who has lots of tips for a career in archaeology, along with some fabulous anecdotes from his own colorful career.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth and her colleague travel around southern Spain, visiting museums to take samples of archaeological glass from their collections. (2) In this drama from Iran, an expert in handicrafts comes to Shiraz to do research on traditional mirror work and to meet a renowned master craftsman. He is awed by the master’s works in the city’s heritage sites. He is also preoccupied with poetic mirror metaphors, and coincidentally has a chance meeting with a young woman in a bazaar.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Mar'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth introduces us to her dig at the Alhambra in Spain and to some of her field crew.  (2) The archaeology of the peopling of the Americas has undergone a paradigm shift.  The story of the first humans here is more complex and dates significantly earlier than what was thought back in the 90s.  This film details the archaeology that has led to this point and what data we still need to detail the actual story.  The Gault Site in Texas is a prism through which to understand this change in thinking.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Feb'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth takes us to the National Museum of Denmark, where C. J. Thomsen in the 19th century began dividing prehistory into the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages.  (2) The Medieval castle of Caveirac in France today is part of the City Hall, so it is not individually discernable.  However, historical research, including 3D modeling, has enabled a better understanding and a virtual reconstruction of many of the stages of the castle throughout its history.

Produced in 2020 by Archaeological Legacy Institute